Tony Stewart Settling the Kevin Ward Jr Wrongful Death Suit
It's been nearly 4 years since Kevin Ward Jr. was killed at Canandaigua Motorsports Park after being struck by a car driven by NASCAR legend, Tony Stewart. The accident happened in August of 2014 and Ward's family filed a wrongful death suit in August the following year. After years of court hearings, it appears the case is about to be settled.
According to USA Today, a trial was scheduled for U.S. District Court in Utica on May 7. But after, Stewart's legal team had motions for dismissal denied twice, a hearing on "terms and conditions of the settlement" is now set for April 12.
Ward was killed following a racing accident that involved his car and Stewart's crashing. While the race was under caution, Ward exited his car, walked onto the track and pointed at Stewart. It was then that Stewart's car hit him, he would die less than an hour later at a hospital.
You can read more on the story at USA Today.com. Here's a very graphic video of the accident.
SOURCE: USA Today